(Robinson, IL) – The Embarras River Basin Agency is encouraging people to apply for the Summer Energy Assistance Program. They’re taking applications through next week. The program is targeted to at-risk households, people with medical conditions that would benefit from cooling, families with children under five, the disabled and people 60 and up. The program helps with utility payments. You’ll need a copy of your Social Security card, the last 30 days of income and a recent gas and electric bill. They’re asking people to call to make an appointment to apply.